Alisha Chinai, Shaan and Sonu Nigam
Alisha Chinai, Shaan and Sonu Nigam

Make your Friday a fun day by checking out this list of 25 Indian Pop songs that rocked the parties we had when we were kids (those parties usually consisted of samosas, chips and Rasna).  Honestly, I started this list with 5 songs, then went on to 10… 12… 20, and finally 25 (thanks to Swagata from Team MissMalini for her contribution, if she had her way, we’d reach 30!). So check this list out and tell me your favourites! There’s also a playlist of 10 MORE songs by Rashmi which you should listen to as well as today is all about #FlashbackFriday! Have fun!

1) Maaeri

Personally, I think this is Euphoria’s finest song before they vanished into thin air. Also who can forget Modiji’s cameo in this one!

2) Tanha Dil

Someone’s definitely cutting onions in the next room, why else would my eyes water? BRB.

3) Dooba Dooba

Mohit Chauhan, your voice makes me believe in love. If you knew me, you’d know that’s a big deal.

4) Raat Shabnami

Such an awesome, sensual song! Not like the crass stuff we have developed a taste for these days. I know I sound 80 but man this song is good stuff! Also Asha Bhosle, you are a goddess.

5) Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi

Not only is Falguni Pathak the queen of dandiya, that gurrrl is the queen of songs that perfectly explain the plight of teenage girls and their hormones.

6) Pari Hoon Main

The song I sing when anyone asks me to introduce myself.

7) Kabhi Toh Nazar Milao

Another Asha Bhosle chartbuster, this time with the powerful vocals of Adnan Sami. Loved this song even though the video looked like a condensed version of The Wedding Planner.

8) Sochta Hoon

What a catchy, emo and adorable song! But what’s with the weird body paint on that girl’s back? Also, the singer Babul Supriyo is now a Union Minister and I think this song played a major role in getting him there!

9) Deewana- Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam, you have a magical voice and enough clout, please cut a pop album soon!

10) Gur Naal Ishq Mitha

Working on a petition to bring back Bally Sagoo and Jas Arora.

11) Dil Le Gayi

The second thing Gujaratis can be super proud of, after our Prime Minister!

12) Hum Naye Geet Sunaye

Who was your favourite Viva girl? I loved Pratichee (God knows why). #VivaForever

13) Teri Deewani

Kailash Kher at his best. It was a tough choice between Saiyaan and this song, but I ultimately went with Teri Deewani because that’s the song that started the trend of amazing songs from Kailash and his band Kailasa.

14) Tera Chehra

Has Adnan Sami lost so much weight that he has disappeared completely? Where is this guy, he sings so well!

15) Khoya Khoya Chand Rehta Hai

Babul returns, this time with Alka Yagnik and Dia Mirza looking gorgeous in the video.

16) Piya Basanti

So. Many. Feels.

17) Khamaj

So. Many. More. Feels.

18) Ishq Tera Tadpave

Sukhbir is the king of my heart. At least in this list. He should be yours too!

19) Meri Neend Ud Gayi Hai

Love the name of this band more than the song. A Band Of Boys, so nice, so simple.

20) Stereo Nation

The singer’s name is Taz. I love the ’90s.

21) Kangna Tera Ni

Love that the girl’s kangna gives Dr. Zeus signals that she’s interested in him.

22) Rock Tha Party

This is the song we got our swag on to.

23) Dil Lutiya

The singer’s name is Jazzy B and I love him because he’s so…jazzy.

24) Bolo Tara Rara

Come on guys, sing with me!

25) Mujhe Pyaar Hai Tumse

This video has Anshuman from Jab We Met! Okay I know he played a douchebag, but the song is nice!

Which one is your favourite?